In the past, the term's dwarfism and dwarf were only used to refer to these cases of disproportionate short stature. ... Today the word "dwarf" also takes a back seat to "little person," "person of short stature," or "person with dwarfism." ... More than 200 recognized conditions cause dwarfism. ... Short stature is the one quality all people with dwarfism have in common. ... Although types of dwarfism, as well as their severity and complications, vary from person to person, most people with dwarfism have normal life spans and intelligence. ...
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